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From historical and educational exhibits to beautiful displays of local, national, and international art, the Jewish Community Center Gallery host a wide array of content. Located just next to the JCC Theater, the Gallery provides individuals an excellent opportunity to immerse themselves on culturally enriching exhibitions. Exhibits cycle through on a monthly basis, providing a constant stream of new material. The Jewish Community Center Gallery is open to the public. Admission is free.

Art Gallery Hours
Monday - Thursday.................8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday...................................8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday.................................11:00 am - 5:00 pm

If you have any questions on Gallery hours, please call (402) 334-8200.

Gallery Manager: Lynn Batten, (402) 334-6564




Current & upcoming Exhibits

November 1-29 | Beyond Duty

The Beyond Duty exhibit exhibition is dedicated to the “Righteous Among the Nations” and to the Holocaust survivors whose courage and resilience continues to inspire us. The term “Righteous Among the Nations” refers to gentiles who risked their lives to rescue Jews during the Holocaust.  Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel, has recognized more than twenty-six thousand individuals as Righteous Among the Nations, including thirty-six diplomats.
 
As Per Anger, Swedish diplomat in German-occupied Hungary recognized as Righteous Among the Nations said, "So what can we do? They were queuing up outside the embassies, pleading for help. What could we do? There was nothing in our books of instructions telling us how we could save people of other nationalities."
 
Many countries of the free world were reluctant to help Jewish refugees during the Holocaust and most diplomats continued operating according to these guidelines. Only very few felt that extraordinary times required extraordinary action, and were willing to act against their governments’ policies to save Jews. This small minority mustered the necessary courage to recognize the significance and consequences of blindly following procedures. When faced with the plight of the Jews, they decided that although they were of a different nationality and religion, they were unable to continue with their professional routine, and hence chose to defy their superiors and if necessary, suffer the consequences.
 
The Beyond Duty exhibit honors the righteous diplomats who risked their lives and the safety of their families to rescue hundreds of Jews. The exhibit has been displayed at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem and at seventy Israeli missions around the world in twenty different languages.